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Old 02-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #331
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would a Sportster make some of the roads in the park. Thanks Ride Safe Doug
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:23 AM   #332
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would a Sportster make some of the roads in the park. Thanks Ride Safe Doug
Hi Doug, Short answer... Hell yea. Depends on your skill.

Long answer, You will have to be comfortable with loose footing in spots. depending on the weather, you can run into a good amount of sloppy snotty mud, or freshly graveled roads. Ground clearance should not be a problem on 95% of the roads. I would avoid the northern part of Ridge Road up by Mount Holley Springs, it gets pretty rocky up there. Expect to get your bike filthy
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:10 AM   #333
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I stuck my nose up a few gravel roads and decided discretion is the better part of valor. They were snotty and not road bike friendly looking, so I rode around the area a while. (corroborated by JDub, see above)
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #334
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Jax,

great winter for riding, diggin the thread and congrats on the new bike
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:19 PM   #335
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Jeepers creepers! I can not believe it's been a year since that day trip.

I need to play hooky more often :)
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:02 AM   #336
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:19 AM   #337
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You, sir, are a wise man!
cept for when my inner 13 year old shows his intellect!!

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Jax,

great winter for riding, diggin the thread and congrats on the new bike
Thanks Joe!! I'm diggin the Tiger!





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Jeepers creepers! I can not believe it's been a year since that day trip.

I need to play hooky more often :)
Yes you do!!! :+)>
Dude time is flying so fast, I have a hard time wrapping my head around it.

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Thanks Jax
My pleasure Sir.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #338
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Today was an absolutely beautiful day for a ride. Rattlesnake was completely dry and the lower 2/3 of Ridge Rd. was mostly dry. If we don't heavy rain tonight I'll probably go up again tomorrow.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #339
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i may be riding around those dirt roads tomorrow if its not raining. supposed to be super nice temp wise
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:14 AM   #340
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Today was an absolutely beautiful day for a ride. Rattlesnake was completely dry and the lower 2/3 of Ridge Rd. was mostly dry. If we don't heavy rain tonight I'll probably go up again tomorrow.
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i may be riding around those dirt roads tomorrow if its not raining. supposed to be super nice temp wise

I'm so jealous!
I'm stuck in the cube farm from 0800 to 1700 so

Enjoy!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:22 AM   #341
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Been lovin' this thread!

I haven't been to Michaux since I was 17 and hiked through on the AT in May of '74.

Now I'm psyched for a trip down the Appalachians from A-town area into Michaux for some riding & fly fishing, I'm thinking late spring or early summer - definately will plan for when the water conditions are perfect.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:13 AM   #342
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Michaux, love that place. My Mom would take my brother and I to Fuller lake when we were kids, she'd grill burgers while we swam. I've camped and raced mtn bikes there later in life. I live about an hour a way and make it a point to get there at least once a summer.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #343
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My bets are it will never happen.
1) they say ATV's cause less erosion because of larger tire contact patch. (although from what I have seen, horses cause more erosion then dirt bikes and they are allowed into the ATV areas).
2) The Snowmobiles and ATV's are registered in the State, with that money going to support the trails. Plus these groups are organized with representation within the state. Dirt bikes are not (but they are working on it).
3) Your street bike pays registration fees, but that money goes to fix the roads, not support the trails. It's not allowed on the State Trails either. (but is allowed on any road that is open)
4) The general attitude of the state of PA is that dirt-bikers are criminals. They chase enough of them in the State Forrest to help enforce that attitude

the state of PA has been trying to get private (or anybody but them) to host space where "shared space" for dirt bikes and everything else with a motor.
Lets see how this place works out as an example.
http://www.anthraciteadventure.com/pages/

I bet once they see that money can be made (look at Hatfield McCoy), they might then change there laws and include Dirt Bikes.

but you do know that there is organized events where you can ride your dirt bike in state forests in PA correct? Both Dual sports and Enduros. A good thing about them is everybody is going the same direction, you don't have to worry about some giant side by side ATV racing towards at speeds way to fast to be safe, with the rider not even thinking someone might be coming the other way
The thing I've never been able to figure out is why dirt bikes are specifically excluded within Michaux SF, yet they are legal in several other PA SFs. Strange double standard going on within the state forest administration it would seem, or maybe they think the dirt of south central PA is more prone to erosion from skinny tires than the dirt in other parts of the state?
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #344
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The thing I've never been able to figure out is why dirt bikes are specifically excluded within Michaux SF, yet they are legal in several other PA SFs. Strange double standard going on within the state forest administration it would seem, or maybe they think the dirt of south central PA is more prone to erosion from skinny tires than the dirt in other parts of the state?
I am not sure on this one, but I think that the local administration of each State Forests has the ability to make some of there own rules. But keep in mind these people love there jobs, and they know that bucking the administration above them can be a "Resume Generating Event". With that said, I think the State Forests that allow bikes (2 that I know of, and only 1 of them allows unlicensed I think) is an experiment. I understand all the trail work is done by private clubs (Patra?) and the only time spend by the forest rangers is monitoring trail conditions and (hopefully not) chasing people leaving the dedicated trail system. I (think) I just read the state is planning changing Bald Eagle so riding stops in August (as to not interfere with hunting season?). Denny can fill us in on that one.

I have ridden the enduro in Michaux several times, there is some nice dirt bike riding in there. I would be willing to pay $50.00 per year like I pay WV when I go to Hatfield McCoy trails. But there will have to be enforcement like Spark Arestors and noise level checks. I relize most of us GAS (Give A Shit) but there is a group that will always be outlaws.
That group can spoil it for everyone else.

but (most) of the State Forest do allow motorcycles during specific events like enduros, dual sports, and of course ADV bikes on roads open to the public.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #345
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To all those PA people. Bald eagle is not looking good for motorcyclers soon. Apparently PA is thinking of making it quad only.


Get involved and make yourselves heard!!!
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